Planning a quick respite. A brief reprieve from the ridiculousness of life. I'm thinking a day out of DC, (maybe) overnight, somewhere picturesque, would be just the ticket! Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep
on Jul 2, 2010 -
Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Jul 1, 2010 -
I'm making a list of science fiction movies that have as a theme the relationship between humans and the natural world. Help me find more! [more inside]
posted by mulkey
on Jun 18, 2010 -
Where would you go and what would you do if you're a young museum- and nature-loving teen on her first trip to England? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser
on Jun 13, 2010 -
How will global warming affect the nature and prevalance of clouds? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on May 23, 2010 -
Geology question: Does anyone know if there's a specific term for when mountains directly abut an ocean or sea? No beach, no shoreline, just the base of a mountain hitting up against an ocean. I feel as though I've heard of a term for this before but it's entirely possible that I dreamt it up.
posted by fso
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I want to help guide the development of "new" environmentalism... Where should I (educated/trained as an Ecologist) start on a career change into media (online/web development)? better explained... [more inside]
posted by Gaeacon
on Dec 9, 2009 -
Book recommendation filter: Can you point me to a book about purity of self/ respect for self/ self improvement through interactions with nature? Possibly with discussions on eating healthily/ exercising and/or with emphasis on gaining clarity of thought. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame
on Nov 19, 2009 -
I am looking for a book that was used as a textbook for an english composition course at Northeastern University in 1999. The book was a compilation of nature essays including Kerouac. I believe the professor was an adjunct at the time who used the book.
posted by kemah201
on Nov 8, 2009 -
Help me find books of a particular genre, or collection of similar genres. Specifically, books on living in or traveling through nature that have visual, picturesque language about the landscape/scenery/ecology. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11
on Oct 11, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a good action, landscaping, and travel DSLR in the $~1000 range? I tend to travel around and take pictures of nature, which include landscape as well as fast-moving animals.
(Low light would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath.)
I have read this
, but it's from '07. I'd like updated recommendations.
posted by biochemist
on Jul 20, 2009 -
I don't follow a religion, and my spiritual life feels so empty without one that it bothers me enough to disrupt daily life.
I believe in nature spirits, and I have a strong spiritual connection with nature. However, I also feel a connection to Christianity that I can't quite identify. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
posted by telstar
on Jun 18, 2009 -
A tree that I was sentimentally attached to has died. What long-lasting thing can make out of its wood? [more inside]
posted by sciapod
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Physics-filter: in the context of a diatribe against memorization, a physics professor of mine once mentioned that she fell in love with the discipline because all of modern physics
can be derived from a few foundational equations. So, what are they? [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl
on Mar 18, 2009 -
Is there an alternative to harmful herbicides that will kill weeds but not harm backyard wildlife?
My yard is full of weeds. It looks awful. We're having an awful time getting rid of the weeds because there are just too many to manually pull each out. So my husband wants to use a "Weed and Feed" or some similar weed killer on our entire lawn to kill the weeds, then start seeding grass. [more inside]
posted by feeshbitZ
on Mar 14, 2009 -
Are there any species other than humans whose own success (at procreation, expansion, etc.) has threatened or ruined their habitat? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Mar 3, 2009 -
I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Feb 24, 2009 -
Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
posted by lblair
on Feb 12, 2009 -
I was at the Bogor Daily Photo blog earlier today and saw a picture of a 'Strange Tree'
that one of the site's contributors, Alaya, posted with the words " found the tree with strange fruit on the road near botanical garden. anyone know what kind of tree is it? ".
I waited the whole day but no answer was forthcoming . I thought it looks like a fruit-bearing parasitic plant that i might have seen somewhere before.The photo piqued my curiosity so I thought I will ask the Mefites.
I am sure Alaya will be ever so thankful too. :)
posted by kryptos
on Dec 28, 2008 -
How do I escape NYC for a few days and commune with nature upstate, in winter, with my dog? Oh, and I don't know how to drive. [more inside]
posted by cardamom
on Dec 8, 2008 -
I have a bunch of limbs and vines that I need to get rid of - probably a whole dump truck full. What's the most environmentally friendly way to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by adverb
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
posted by winston
on Sep 21, 2008 -